Interested in Language
The scene is back to 1480 and it says:
The boy beside me rises unbidden and goes to fetch the sherbet girl. She is new here, in the house of Netanel ha-Levi and I wonder how he came by her.
1) what does "fetch the sherbet girl" here mean? go to see or to court the girl who serves or sells sherbet??
2) "how he came by her" = "how he met her"?
Thank you, beeja
If you put a comma in...Fetch the sherbert, girl. It means the man of the house would like another drink
it came to me when i first read the heading, before i saw the content of the question haha